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Kris Kumar
04-23-2005, 06:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://www.telecomskorea.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=1753&Itemid=46' target='_blank'>http://www.telecomskorea.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=1753&Itemid=46</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Based on the traditional face reading rule, the service can read fortune out of a face in a photo taken by camera phones. The user needs to take a picture with her camera phone and upload it to the service via MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service). Once the photo is uploaded, the user can log in to the service through WAP(Wireless Application Protocol). The service system automatically detects the face and facial features (eyes, lips, nose, chin and others) in the photo. Then the relative size and position of facial features are calculated. This geometric information is fed to the fortune reading to get the final reading results."</i><br /><br /><img src="http://www.smartphonethoughts.com/images/Kris-Apr2005-FaceRecog.jpg" alt="User submitted image" title="User submitted image"/> <br /><br />Camera phone can be used for a lot of innovative purposes, but this is definitely not something I would like to use it for. Especially with current the picture quality of the camera phones. ;-) I would like to use the camera phone to take a picture of a bar code and get the product information or review. Or maybe to secure the phone through <a href="http://www.textually.org/picturephoning/archives/007322.htm">face recognition.</a> What are your thoughts? How would you like to use the camera on your phone?

Kevin Daly
04-23-2005, 10:00 PM
um, not to prey on people's (apparently limitless) credulity?

Mark Larson
04-24-2005, 07:31 AM
Haha, good luck getting any carrier to offer something actually useful. Grocers and supermarkets won't particularly like the idea of a customer using their phone to compare prices while in the store either. :wink:

Jerry Raia
04-24-2005, 09:54 AM
I would like my camera phone, my MPx220 specifically, to take a picture that didn't look like it had been transmitted from a distant galaxy along time ago. After that we can do fortune telling.